Pennsylvania Academy of Masonic Knowledge – Fall 2014
The 2014 Fall session of the Academy of Masonic Knowledge will be held on Saturday, October 18th, in the Deike Auditorium of the Masonic Cultural Center on the campus of Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Registration will open at 8:30 am with the program beginning at 9:30 am. A lunch (requested contribution of $10) will be served at noon and the program will be completed by 3:00 pm. All Masons are welcome to attend. Dress is coat and tie.
The program for the day includes:
- Professor David G. Hackett will speak on topics from his recently published book: That Religion in Which All Men Agree: Freemasonry in American Culture.
David G. Hackett is an Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Florida, having received his Ph.D. from Emory University in 1986. He has published numerous books and articles and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Louisville Institute for the Study of American Protestantism in American Culture. In addition, Professor Hackett has been a resident scholar at Princeton’s Center for Theological Inquiry and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research.
- Brother W. Stephen Burkle will speak on the topic: Early Adoption of Paracelsus’ Alchemical Catechism by the Craft.
William Stephen “Steve” Burkle is a metallurgist by profession and works in the oil and gas industry. He has traveled widely throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East teaching, lecturing, and consulting. He is an ordained Deacon in the Presbyterian Church. Bro. Steve’s academic interests include Masonic symbolism, Alchemy, and esoteric Freemasonry, upon which he has published numerous articles. He recently completed his Master of Arts, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate, in Religious Studies.
The great objective in Freemasonry is to gain useful knowledge, and the Academy provides a great opportunity for the Brethren to learn and to understand more about the significance of the Craft. Plan to attend and bring a Brother or two along with you
Pre-registration is required
To pre-register, please send your name, address, Lodge number, and telephone by e-mail to:
If you do not have access to e-mail, please make your reservation through your Lodge Secretary.
Please recognize that a cost is incurred to the program for your registration. If you pre-register and subsequently determine that you will be unable to attend, please have the Masonic courtesy to cancel your reservation by the same method and providing the same information.
We look forward to seeing you on October 18th.
*Please note: The above information was copied verbatim from a newsletter sent me me from the Academy of Masonic Knowledge.